Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category
Friday, April 12th, 2013
Please join us for the opening reception of our latest exhibition, Still Action! at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, with a curators talk at 7:30 pm.
Kevin Van Aelst, And All I Ask is a Tall Ship and a Star to Sail Her By
Curated by Travis Fullerton and Paul Thulin, Still Action! features photographers who are investigating performative and scenographic aspects of image-making; artists interested in orchestrating an action for the camera with the intent of unveiling a hidden, purely visual, purely photographic reality that is specific to the scene in which they are participating. Their works speak to the power of a photograph to surpass the witnessed event in formal complexity, cultural critique, and wonder.
The photographers in Still Action! represent a range of experiences and reflect the global nature of contemporary art, as their respective geographies include New Zealand, England, and New York, NY. Still Action! features works by Kevin Cooley, Sharon Harper, Seba Kurtis, Tokihiro Sato, Geoffrey Short, and Kevin Van Aelst.
Monday, February 18th, 2013
1708 Gallery invited you to join us for the opening reception of our latest exhibition, Jessica Segall: A Thirsty Person, on view from February 22 to March 16, 2013. Please join us for an artist talk and opening reception on Friday, February 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Jessica Segall’s work investigates the link between creativity and survival, focusing on the production of energy in practical and alchemical forms. A Thirsty Person shares new sculpture, drawings and video produced from Segall’s travels to remote places such as the Arctic and Mongolia, and explores themes such as risk, vulnerability and a conscious ecology through the development of off-grid technologies. The labor-intensive and often humorous work necessitates collaboration with video, sound, and costume design, and illustrates the uninhabitable places upon which we all depend for survival.
Click here for more information about A Thirsty Person.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
The New Obsolete from 1708 Gallery on Vimeo.
Performed by Invisible at 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, Oct. 13, 2012
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
As Crest, our most recent exhibition, winds down, we have one final piece to highlight. For her series of interventions titled “None of Your Business,” Naoko Wowsugi makes modest alterations to small businesses that improve the business’s functionality and foster communication between the patron and the server. From exchanging a styrofoam toothpick holder for a ceramic espresso cup to inserting a cowbell to ring for service in small-staffed storefronts, her actions playfully transgress traditional boundaries between what we consider public and private.
Wowsugi extended “None of Your Business” into our downtown neighborhood as part of her work in Crest. Her sidewalk sign contributions to three (that we know of) neighboring businesses include adding Happy Hour details to the sign for Lift Coffee Shop & Café (218 W. Broad), placing a picture frame on the Corporate and Museum Frame sign (301 W. Broad), and creating an entirely new, interactive sign for Richmond Camera (213 W. Broad). In her artist statement, Wowsugi states that she sees herself as an “unsolicited [community] technician” “seek[ing] potential projects that strengthen connections among others, their environments, and [herself] in everyday life.” Wowsugi’s interventions are unimposing, intimate and essentially public, and suggest a contagious generosity of spirit.
Wowsugi’s sign contributions are on view indefinitely here in the 2-300 blocks of W. Broad Street. You can learn more about her work at her website, wowsugi.com.
Friday, September 21st, 2012
Avery Lawrence Performance at 1708 Gallery from 1708 Gallery on Vimeo.
Avery Lawrence is Moving a Tree and Arranging Suitcases, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, June 22 – August 4, 2012, Filmed by Mark Strandquist and Edited by Caroline Moyer, www.1708gallery.org | ©2012
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
New Faces 2012, 1708 Gallery’s latest satellite exhibition at Richmond’s historic Linden Row Inn, features artists that are all students or recent graduates of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. Exhibiting artists include Colleen Billing, Hilliary Gabryel, Jennifer Guillen, Elizabeth Guzman, Josie Justice, Michael Muelhaupt, Rachael Starbuck, Mark Strandquist, Breonca Trofort and Egbert Vongmalaithong.
Mark Strandquist, tent imprint 1 (from the absence / occupied series), 2012
Curated by artist and 1708 Gallery Board Member Amie Oliver, New Faces 2012 features a glimpse of some of the fresh-faced talent enrolled in the BFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University. The media on view varies from photography to drawing, painting to sculpture, video and prints, but each artist’s vision and enthusiasm for concepts, materials and process promises to enlighten.
Join us for the opening reception of New Faces 2012 on Friday, September 7th from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Linden Row Inn.
Click here for more information about New Faces 2012.
1708 Gallery organizes exhibitions for Linden Row Inn, a historic inn located at 100 East Franklin Street in downtown Richmond. The artwork is displayed in their lobby, parlor, dining room and courtyard for guests and the general public to enjoy. Part of the mission of our curatorial work for this venue is to show contemporary art that complements and creates a bridge with the historic interior and unique architecture. Linden Row Inn participates in the First Fridays Art Walk with a reception the first Friday of every month from 5 to 9 p.m. Visit their website www.lindenrowinn.com for more information.
Monday, August 6th, 2012
1708 Gallery, a 34-year-old non-profit space for new art in Richmond, Virginia, seeks exhibition proposals for our 2013-2014 season. National and international artists working in all mediums (including, but not limited to: video and film, new media, installation, painting, social practices, sculpture and performance), as well as curators are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals.
1708 Gallery’s mission is to present exceptional new art. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunities for artistic innovation for emerging and established artists and to expanding the understanding and appreciation of new art for the public.
1708 Gallery’s annual exhibition season runs from September through August and consists of up to 8 exhibitions featuring national and international emerging and established artists. Each exhibition is approximately 6 weeks long.
Submissions are reviewed by 1708 Gallery’s Exhibition Committee, which includes professional artists from its Board of Directors. Selected artists or curators will receive an exhibition (approximately 6 weeks long) at 1708 Gallery and a $300 honorarium. Pending funding, this amount may increase.
The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2012.
For more details and to submit your proposal using our online form, Please visit: http://www.1708gallery.org/exhibitions/about-exhibitions.php
Contact Gallery Coordinator, Matt Shelton at email@example.com or 804.643.1708 if you have any questions.
Monday, June 4th, 2012
1708 Gallery invites artists working in all media and disciplines, including performance, to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2012, 1708 Gallery’s 5th annual one-night, juried, public exhibition of light-based art and performance. InLight Richmond 2012 will take place on Friday, November 2 along the Broad Street corridor, 1708 Gallery’s downtown neighborhood. The juror for InLight Richmond 2012 is Melissa Ho, assistant curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Proposals should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. Existing work, as well as proposals for new projects, will be considered. 1708 Gallery encourages artists to propose projects that respond directly to the site. In addition to technical and production support, an honorarium of $300 will be given to each project. All entries are eligible for the Best in Show award ($1500) and the People’s Choice Award ($500). Green projects are encouraged, though not required. All green entries are also eligible for the Best in Green award ($1500).
1708 Gallery was one of the first organizations to reinvest in this downtown neighborhood, moving to Broad Street in 2001. This former retail center of the south is located in Monroe Ward, bordered to the north by historic Jackson Ward (once known as the “Harlem of the South”), to the east by the Convention Center and city and state government buildings, and to the west by Virginia Commonwealth University. Now host to numerous galleries, studios, businesses and restaurants, and the future home of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute of Contemporary Art (http://ica.vcu.edu), the Broad Street corridor has experienced a rebirth. Yet it still retains an urban vitality as thrift stores, record shops and boutiques share the sidewalk with vacant sites and historic properties and graffiti tags vie with murals. The neighborhood is now host to a monthly gallery night that draws thousands of visitors, from VCU art students and faculty to the wider Richmond community.
Potential sites for installations and performances include sidewalks, streets and side streets, medians, exterior walls, alleys, parking areas, storefronts, and vacant interiors. Images of the potential sites for installations can be viewed by visiting www.1708gallery.org/enter-inlight. You may propose a specific site for both pre-existing and site-responsive works. However, 1708 Gallery reserves the right to make final assignments. Please indicate if your work is site-specific on your entry form.
The deadline for submissions is midnight, July 15, 2012.
For more information about InLight Richmond 2012 and to submit a proposal, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/enter-inlight.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Brendan Smith and Michael Dotson, two artists in our current exhibition, Potential Images, will be speaking next Friday, June 8th about their work. Please join us for a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The talks will begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here for more information about Potential Images.
Monday, May 7th, 2012
1708 Gallery organizes satellite exhibitions for Linden Row Inn, a historic inn located at 100 East Franklin Street in downtown Richmond. Part of our curatorial mission for this venue is to show contemporary art that complements and revitalizes Linden Row’s historic interior and unique architecture.
The French Connection III is 1708′s current exhibition now on display at Linden Row until August. Showcasing a group of artists who have all been honored with a residency at the Cité Internationale des Artes in Paris, France, this traveling exhibition finds its third incarnation in Richmond’s own Linden Row Inn. Representing voices from both the United States and abroad, it is a show of connections across time periods and national borders.
For more information about 1708′s satellite exhibitions, please visit http://www.1708gallery.org/education-and-outreach/satellite-exhibitions.php.
For more information about The French Connection, please visit www.thefrenchconnection2012.blogspot.com.
Above: Sally Rees, The Pilgrims (two nuns and three nuns)